Chadwick Holmes wrote:That's why I took it to the sickle bar guy here!
The bolts are a combo of countersunk and carriage bolt so that they sit flush on the bottom they are sickle bar bolts purpose designed.
I'll get the info on the sections, he said he cuts 5 acres of hay and after 2 years they are still sharp. But he said no one sharpens them because of the shape of the bevel, I'm gonna try with a round file.
The three open guards at the inside of the bar allow you to cut and lay the grass without the grass board, this way it all dries more evenly than having that end piled up by the board.